I have been an elementary school librarian since 2005. I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 29 years of elementary teaching experience.
My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking! I am passionate about creating opportunities for my students and I to connect with others outside of our school library.
National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College; Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University; Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western
When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside or participating in family "Hootenannies" with my musician children.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Spring, Informational Text, End of Year